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  The Annual Meeting for the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Charlotte, will be held on Sunday, January 26th in the Bess Fulton Room after Worship Service. Members of the church, please join us to review the past year, … Continue reading

We have finished the Local Church Profile (LCP) and have submitted a single page listing for posting on the UCC Ministerial Opportunities website. With this posting will be a link to an amazing 8 minute long clip put together by Matt of pictures of our church, congregation and the gamut of activities in which we are involved. We will show it in the Sanctuary prior to the prelude during the next 3 Sundays. Continue reading

The long awaited coffee cup/juice glass rack is here.  The rack will replace the kiosk in the Bess Fulton Room and also provide storage for people to store their drinking vessels for reuse.  The Green Team organized and encourages this project to cut down on the use of plastic and styrofoam at Coffee Hour.  Join us January 12 and share your story of your favorite mug.  This will be a fun way to learn more about your church family AND help the environment at the same time. Continue reading

It’s been nearly 2 1/2 years since the church first purchased the next door bank property. Look at the progress we’ve made in that time. (Special thanks to Ramona Kime for the progress pictures.) Continue reading

As part of the Open and Affirming process the ONA team has crafted a “Welcoming Statement for First Congregational Church of Charlotte”. The congregation voted Oct 27, 2019 to adopt and embrace the message presented in the Welcoming Statement. Continue reading

Here’s the massive truth everyone is avoiding. In the 4th Century one enclave of Christianity made a deal with Caesar. They exchanged the teachings of Jesus for a mythical Greek Christ. Join us at anypoint in our journey with Curt into Historical study of Christianity and our faith growth. Continue reading

It began as The Mitten Tree. Outreach Board wished to keep the giving tree concept growing. January collection will be sheets and towels, February we are requesting jeans, especially large and small sizes. In March we plan to once again assemble shoeboxes of games, toys, small individual wrapped snacks for our “Shoebox Ministry”.  Shoe boxes are entertainment for children not lucky enough for a family vacation over spring break.  Continue reading

In case you ever wondered, First Congregational has handicap accessibility.  From our Welcome Page: Both of our buildings are handicap accessible. The main building has a newly remodeled ramp on its northwest corner, and features an elevator inside the building. … Continue reading

This seminar was a wonderful examination of beliefs and ethical teachings associated with various world religions with the goal of increasing our ability to acquire a greater awareness of and appreciation for the diversity and similarities among the world’s religions. Audio recordings are available HERE so that you might study various aspects of the world’s religions and enjoy a deepened capacity for compassion and respect towards others in general.

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“’If you are more fortunate than others, it is better that you should build a longer table, than a taller fence.’ To me, the simplicity and eloquence of this apparently anonymous quote sums up my experience serving in Florida with UCC Disaster Ministries on a hurricane recovery volunteer work team.” – Commentary by Scott Smiley Continue reading